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Shoe Review: HOKA ONE ONE Mach 2


Throughout the past month I've been training in the HOKA ONE ONE Mach 2 for some of my mileage. I wanted a running shoe to replace the Saucony Kinvara 10 but with a bit more of a plush-like feel in the mid-foot. This isn't my first time wearing HOKA as I've worn 2 variations of the Clifton in the past (which I enjoyed) but wanted something a bit lighter. The Mach 2 is designed with key features from the HOKA Clifton, Clayton and Huaka making it a simple lightweight cushioning shoe aimed to give the runner a comfortable ride.

Comparisons: Saucony Kinvara 10, Skechers GoRun Ride 7's, New Balance 1080

The Bottom Line: The HOKA ONE ONE Mach 2 is the perfect shoe for a runner looking for a lightweight shoe option for long runs or tempo work. This shoe can honestly handle any distance from 5K to 42.2K and is guaranteed to give you a very smooth ride on the road. This shoe is as simple as it gets as its upper is next to nothing but still gives a tight knit fit and its 'PROFLY' rubberized foam gives the shoe a responsive bounce. All and all if you are looking for a lightweight neutral shoe that can go a bit faster the HOKA ONE ONE Mach 2 is a great option.

COACH MAR RATING: 7.8/10

Key Features:

- Price: $190.00 (cdn)

- Category: Neutral

- Weight (Men: 8oz, Women: 6.6oz)

- Terrain: Road

- Drop: 5mm (24mm-19mm)

- Fit: Regular

- Widths: Regular Only

- Upper: open, minimal engineered mesh without any visible overlays

- Midsole: rubberized PROFLY foam

- Outsole: same as midsole with no additional outsole

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